ambush. there was a gun battle. one american was killed, the other taken hot -- hostages. at the same time, alex, somewhat forbodingly, they are not able to refute it either. >> what does that do to the reports that the taliban is trying to cut a deal by offering the body of this dead servicemen, again, in their words in exchange for something. >> at this point, it's not even clear, actually, which taliban group this may be. there are so many. but there are reports that one taliban group is demanding that other taliban prisoners develop in afghanistan will be released in exchange for the body of one american. but u.s. military officials confirm rather firmly this morning that it remains u.s. -- u.s. policy, not to negotiate for the release of hostages. at the same time, however, as you alluded to, there's an intense search underway for these two sailors.